Relevant Research and Articles - Digital Information Overload

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Information Overload, Wikipedia

Lyman/Varian: How Much Information? 2003

Living and Working in the Information Society: Quality of Life in a Digital World (2003)

Eppler/Mengis: A Framework for Information Overload Research in Organizations (2003)

P.Magrassi, B.Rosser, "Net Illusion: 'Information Is A Commodity'", Gartner, Research Report DF-12-7162, 1 February 2001

Kimble/Grimshaw/Hildreth: The Role of Contextual Clues in the Creation of Information Overload (1998)

Gasser: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: An Essay on Information Quality Governance on the Internet (Draft 2006)

Rigby: Warning, Interruption Overload (2006)

Saffo: It's the context, stupid (1994)

Gallagher: The DJ is the Filter (1994)

A Preliminary Step in Understanding the Nature of a Harmful Information-Related Condition: An Analysis of the Concept of Information Overload (2007)

Contents

On the attention economy

Franck: The Economy of Attention (1999)

Goldhaber: The Attention Economy and the Net (1997)

On attention deficits, distraction

Schonfeld, CNN: A cure to the attention deficit online? (2006)

Gilbert, C.NET News.com: Why can't you pay attention anymore? (2005)

Seven: Life interrupted: plugged into all, we are stressed to diistraction (2004)

Jiang et al.: Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Provides New Constraints on Theories of the Psychological Refractory Period, Psychological Science (2004), Press Release

Elias: So much media, so little attention span (2005)

Slow Down, Brave Multitasker, and Don’t Read This in Traffic (Washington Post, March 2007)

History of Information Overload

Coping with Information Overload in Early Modern Europe (Word Doc. Ann Blair, Dept of History, Harvard University)

The Birth of Scientific Reading (Nature, 2001)

Combatting Information Overload: The History of Information Overload

As We May Think (Atlantic Monthly, July 1945) [Overview of the proposed "memex;" discussion of how associations may assist man in organizing and finding information.]

Digital Information Explosion

Teens Can Multitask, But What Are Costs? (Washington Post, 2007)

Wolpert: Multi-Tasking adversely affects brain's learning, UCLA psychologists report, 2006

Time: The Multitasking Generation, 2006

Nielsen: IM, Not IP (Information Pollution), 2003

Basex: The High Cost of Interruption Report, 2005 and Measuring Interruption, 2005

Kaiser Family Foundation: Media-Multi Tasking, changing the amount and nature of young people's media use, 2005

Weinberger (Blog): Blogs, Journalism, and correction, incl. Long Tail Argument, 2007

Pew Study: Tagging, 2006

Pew Study: E-Gov, 2007

Pew Study: Blogging, 2006

Trust Without Knowledge: How Young Persons Carry out Research on the Internet (Gardner, 2006)

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